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PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week
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A roundup of the latest, most fascinating apps we’ve learned about this past week.

Karen Baker
  • 8 september 2012

Each week PSFK features many new and innovative apps. To give the best their due, we’ve compiled a roundup of the most interesting and creative apps written about on the site this past week:

Get A Palm Reading From This Interactive Smartphone App

‘Fenopalm’ scans the user’s hand and examines their Facebook data to provide an interactive experience with master reader Swami Krishna.

App Gamifies Dull Employee Training

True Office is a company that leverages mobile apps to turn compliance testing into a game-like experience in an effort to make mandatory training less tedious to employees.

Free App Lets Parents Create iPad Games For Their Children

Games have long helped parents educate and interact with their young children, but the advent of mobile technologies has expanded the possibilities considerably. Enter TinyTap, a free app for the iPad that lets parents and kids turn their shared experiences into personal and educational games.

Security Camera Tracks Pets & Provides Real-Time Video Feed

Maspro has developed a home security camera to help pet-owners keep a close watch on their cat or dog.

App Turns Project Management Into A Collaborative Game

The ‘Props To You’ platform implements gamification elements to get team members to complete tasks in the workplace for points, prizes, and recognition.

 

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The work provides commentary on the increasing connection between programmed and analog dimensions

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A group of researchers from Cambridge University have developed a candy bar that promises to give you a youthful glow

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Buy Movie Tickets Directly From Your Facebook Profile

The new feature is part of a campaign from Fandango to further imbed social media into the ticket vendor's digital presence

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Co-Working Space Brings The Calming Atmosphere Of Nature Indoors

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